Thatcher postpones action on Pima tax-sharing proposal

The Thatcher Town Council listens to town staff about a proposal to share a portion of the town's sales tax revenue with the Town of Pima. The Thatcher Council voted to postpone action on the proposal until November, - David Bell Photo/Gila Valley Central

THATCHER — The Thatcher Town Council wants to take a wait-and-see approach to a proposal by the Town of Pima to share tax revenues.

“There’s a lot of questions still, and we need more information,” said Thatcher Mayor Bob Rivera.

The proposal put forward by the Town of Pima calls for Thatcher and Safford sharing 2 percent of sales tax revenue collected with Pima, since Pima has few businesses that generate sales tax for the town and Pima residents do most of their shopping in Thatcher and Safford.

The Thatcher Town Council voted unanimously Monday, Oct. 19, to delay any action on Pima’s proposal until the Thatcher Council’s November meeting.

The proposal has yet to come before the Safford City Council.